Young journalists dive a keel for a weekend in the world of the German Navy. It’s Saturday morning. The cool Lake of the Kiel naval base throws soft waves, weighs huge grey supply ships back and forth. The sun shines delicately through the dense cloud cover. A gull floats still on the docks. Suddenly, a deafening ROAR breaks the morning Idyll. Rotor blades cut the air. A helicopter appears and roars tightly over the heads of astonished spectators.
The helicopter for a few seconds in the air seems to stand above the water. A marine soldier boldly plunges from 10 meters into the icy waters of the base in Kiel. Bathroom cabinets usually is spot on. Pulled back minutes later from his comrades in the helicopter. Aufgewincht”, it is called in the jargon, explains Lieutenant Jens Hohner and adds that many castaways could be saved with this method. The Aufwinchen”out of the water was just one of the many live demonstrations of the Bundeswehr that offering the amazed young journalists from all over Germany. In the context of the 124th youth press Congress of young leaders GmbH numerous young, dedicated precious Springs came”together. For three days, they were allowed to report about the Navy and the base at Kiel. Under the guidance of professional journalists from print and radio, the young journalists designed two short television sequences, an online newspaper and a co-located PR newspaper.
The whole weekend clarified the adolescent issues and quenched their thirst for knowledge in direct conversation with young officers and pilots, and mine hunters. The press conference granted the young writers a look behind the scenes of the Kiel naval base and the Navy itself. The journalists questions such as: which different professions can I exercise in the Navy? and how family and Professional compatible?, they present officers, admirals and soldiers personally took. Flotillenadmiral Thomas Jugel, which stands for 35 years in the service of the German Navy, reported by exciting adventures with nimble Somali pirates at sea and the challenge to be still all the time for his family. As one of the largest companies in Germany, the German Navy offers a wide range of career prospects. Pilot, press officer or Boardingsicherungssoldat, a marine is something for everyone”, says Thomas Lerdo, Deputy Press Secretary. Over 13 000 soldiers are currently in the service of the Navy. 1000 of which are currently in use. From a minimum age of 17 years and holding German citizenship, every Navy soldier can be”, explains military service consultant Thomas Zieger. Also you should be physically fit and capable team”with an evening boat trip into the Kiel fjord and an information exchange on the subject of journalism ended 124. youth press conference. All young journalists learned much about the tasks of the Navy and the future prospects for young, committed people. And despite the romance of the sinking Golden-Red Sun over the Kiel fjord, was the Young journalists clearly that the soldiers of the German Navy are always their responsibility.